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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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Following a brazen move to add its own payments system to Fortnite, the hit game was removed from Google Play and the Apple App Store yesterday. While iPhone users are out of luck when it comes to the game, Android users can still install Fortnite. Here’s how to do so safely.

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Android Stories August 13

After announcing in October, Microsoft yesterday fully detailed the Surface Duo. In addition to specs, it opened up pre-orders for the Android Foldable. The company today shared a 35-minute demo video that it gave to members of the press as part of its pitch for the Surface Duo.

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Epic Games has been very vocal about its distaste for 30% fees charged by Google and Apple, despite giving in and distributing its hit game Fortnite through the Play Store and App Store. Now, to get around those fees, Fortnite is adding “direct payments.”

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To cap off “Android Beyond Phones” week — following TV, Auto, and Chrome OS developments, Google today is talking about its wearable platform. A Wear OS OTA update this fall will improve performance, while a new weather app was previewed.

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Android Stories August 12

With the world in the midst of a pandemic that, especially in the US, has resulted in the loss of jobs, income, and other struggles, the smartphone market is obviously not doing too hot. Today, a report from Canalys reveals that US smartphone buyers paid less for their phones in Q2 and expensive flagships did especially poorly as a result.

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Xiaomi has decided that for the firm’s 10th anniversary the Mi 10 Ultra needed to 120 “all the things” with the official release of its latest handset.

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